Pastor’s Note 6/24/21

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of
mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree
planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in
the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to
destruction. Psalm 1:1-6
Last Sunday we started a new sermon series entitled, “God’s Greatest Hits” as we take a deep dive into the Psalms, the spiritual
songs, poems, and sayings of the Hebrew people. It has sometimes been called “God’s Hymn Book” and down through the
ages, in both Jewish synagogues and Christian churches, the words from the Psalms have been used as aids to worship God.
The great thing about the Psalms is that they provided words that allow us to praise God, to adore God, to give thanks to God, to complain to God, and to lament to God. So whether we are ready to praise God because of His creation or ready to complain to Him because of our circumstances, the Psalms give us words (and permission) to do so.
I will admit though, reading the Psalms can be difficult. It takes time and effort (at least for me it takes time and effort) to study the Psalms and glean insights from them. Sometimes the words can be difficult to understand, especially without the context from which they were written. So let me invite you join us as we work our way through the “hits” from God’s songbook.
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Pastor’s Note 06/11/2021


So I was asked, “How it is going without Silvia in the office?” Well, it has been just a few days without a secretary and for the
most part, it has been fine. The phones are getting answered and things have been organized. It did take us 20 minutes to figure out how to make one page of labels so there is a big learning curve ahead!

Next Steps

The plan moving forward for the next two-weeks is to have volunteers that are answering the phones and managing the office
when we are open (The office will be open, Monday – Friday, from 9am – 12pm). Silvia has graciously offered to continue to
work on the Worship Orders for Sundays until we find a more permanent solution so that is a big help. If any of you can help with some of the volunteering during the day let me know and we will see if there is a job that you can fulfill.


The Search

We also will begin a search for a replacement in the next two weeks. Currently, the Executive Committee of the church (this
consists of the chairs of each of the church’s 4 committees along with the Clerk of Session and the Pastor) is reviewing the job
description of the secretary and seeing how it should be changed or adjusted to meet our needs as a church. I suspect that we will make some changes to the job and to the scope of the position. You can be praying for this search because this person plays a key role in the life of our church. He or she is more than just an administrator and secretary. They also are the first face of the church that many people meet, so finding the right person is important.

Know that I am praying for all of you and for our church. I will see you on Sunday!